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|Les - Les 2 [top30] - top-40.org|
The entire piece was created with a human voice as the only sound source.
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; les; drone ambient
Downloads: 468 (1 review)
|Les - Sounds and images from Eupatoria - top-40.org|
A collage-album of field recordings from Ukraine, Black Sea. It was almost a year of painstaking and plodding labor to select, cut and mix this album, using 7 original minidisks, recorded during the vacation. Very emotional audio expression of an unforgettable holiday experience. The feeling of summer! In addition, this digital release also contains 43 photos.
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; les; field recordings; minimal; summer
Downloads: 4,179 (2 reviews)
|Superstropharia live in Tokyo [top27] - top-40.org|
This recording is a part of Superstropharia's LIVE project. Stropharia (Dmitry Polikarpov & Aleksey Petin) with Aleksey Rafiev (vocal, declamation) and Motor (laptop, electronics) live in Tokyo, Japan (20th June 2005). Experimental rhythm'n'noise free improvisation.
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; superstropharia; stropharia; motor; aleksey petin; acid house; industrial; abstract; rhythmic noise; techno; experimental
|Piam - Piam [top21] - top-40.org|
Vlad Dobrovolskiy :: altair, guitar, sound cuts, trumpet George Bogdasarov :: programmings, guitar, sounds, turntables, polyvox, sax Ilja Sadovskiy :: programmings, yamaha, sounds, guitar Recorded in the beginning of 2000, PIAM still sounds very up to date in a view of its outstanding virtuosity of a sound treatment and a perfect completeness in music. This project is unique in many ways: sounding in the best tradition of such highly acclaimed happenings, as Mego or Touch and such artists as Mic...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; piam; fitz ellarald; ambient; glitch; melodic; glitch-pop; emotional; pop; soft music; experimental; analogue
|Daniel Maze - Elementary EP [top19] - top-40.org|
Daniel Maze is a young composer from Canada, Vancouver. As he told me about himself, "I’ve been into music all my life". I bet he was! After releasing two brilliant mini-albums on Italian net-label Sine3pm, he delivered a blow again with his Treehugger EP, released on 12rec. And now he presents his fourth release this year (this guy is a real hot rodder, don't you think?), exclusively for top-40.org...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; daniel maze; ambient; glitch; melodic; glitch-pop; lo-fi; field recordings; experimental; abstract
Downloads: 4,691 (3 reviews)
|Sounds and images from Crete [top01] - top-40.org|
Here's another installment in our multimedia project, aimed to provide you the amazing audio-visual tool for traveling around the world in your headphones. The previous chapter Sounds and images from Eupatoria is available here. This time you'll be acoustically teleported to the sunny Greek island Crete, where we spent an unforgettable week in the summer of 2008. We tried really hard to reproduce for you the atmosphere of the amazing places, where we've been...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; crete; sounds and images from crete; techno; beat; big beat; glitch; electronic; breakdance; jazz; funk; hip-hop; rock; pop; adult oriented rock; country; folk; indie; experimental; abstract; ambient; minimal; summer; field recordings; field recs; field records; microwave
|Motor - Abstrakt Machine [top05] - top-40.org|
Abstrakt Machine is an ambient album, exploring the magic of granular synthesis technology. Myriads of audio-grains, both artificial and natural, are all mixed up, creating an abstract and dense cloud, surrounding and covering you like a warm blanket. Abstrakt Machine will help you to explore the whole variety of different sub-genres of ambient music: from disquiet industrial noisescapes to calming and relaxed organic melodias, from clicky pop-up glitch to sterile microwaves...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; motor; abstract; ambient; minimal; abstrakt machine
|Metro_NM - Skazka [top36] - top-40.org|
Conceived as a sort of demo/showcase recording, Skazka turns out to be a fantastic, wicked mini-album of high concentrated and impulsive music: industrial, abstract ambient, broken idm. Skazka in Russian means «a fairytale»: in the album you will find all sorts of Russian popular tales, dissolved in aggressive and dark music. Re-released as a part of eponymous full-length album by Entity net-label in 2005:It's not the first time that Entity virtually dwells in the depths of Russia, and with g...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; metro_nm; ambient; industrial; dark ambient; hardcore; drone; noise
|Gultskra Artikler - Ethnic Live 2004 [top16] - top-40.org|
Gultskra Artikler. This is what I called real eclecticism. GA project is powered by Alexey Devyanin, also known as Stud. His music is characterized by the unique mixture of brutal and honest vibes of mysterious Siberian soul and hi-tech technologies, some unpredictable electroacoustical and avantgarde instrumental movements and precise electronic manipulations, strange field recordings, folk cut-ups and XXI century musique concrete...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; gultskra artikler; experimental; ethno; ambient; abstract; live
|Alexei Borisov + Jeffrey Surak - Collaboration [top22] - top-40.org|
One of the pioneers of Russian modern glitch-tech electronics Alexei Borisov meets veteran experimenter and godfather of American noise Jeffrey Surak (also known as Violet) to present some exclusive material especially for top-40.org. This album is a perfectly balanced mixture of deep meditative lo-fi analogue drones, abstract guitar improvisations, musique concrete samples – all together creating a complete, panoramic, hypnotizing impression...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; borisov; alexei borisov; jeffrey surak; violet; noise-ambient; minimal; lo-fi; noise; abstract; guitar; drone; experimental
|Aleksey Petin - Kontakt [top11] - top-40.org|
Kontakt is another stunner from our fellow compatriot and brave experimenter Aleksey Petin. If his absolutely fantastic debut Ozimie wasn't groundbreaking enough for you, this time Kontakt is going to blow you away completely! This double album comprise more than two hours of handcrafted proto-tribal techno, rhythm'n'noise, free improvise and experimental music. Industrial, chiptune, field recordings, electro, techno, broken beat, noise, hardcore, power electronics, tribal house, abstract, exper...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; aleksey petin; stropharia; tribal; noise-techno; industrial; power electronics; field recordings; hardcore; experimental
|ROZA - GLitch ov Batumi [top02a] - top-40.org|
Artur (DJ Nikto), who stays behind ROZA project, hails from Kharkiv, Ukraine, but nowadays he lives in Poland. He describes his own sound as a russian-kosmic-shaman-hypno-contactee style. Hell of a description, but it suits ROZA's music very well. What we really like about the album is that it's almost impossible to characterize it in a matter of specific musical genre or style. This is the music which can be depicted in such terms as good or appealing, or visionary or surreal, but not rock, hip...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; roza; glitch ov batumi; techno; beat; big beat; glitch; electronic; ethnic; ethno; muslim; asian; eastern; muslimgauze; coil; big beat; breakdance; experimental; abstract; ambient
|Les - Encens Japonais [top40] - top-40.org|
It's the music of silence. With this radical experiment in the field of inaudible music, you can explore the very subtle and almost immaterial transient between the sound and the silence, the music and the background noise of your room.Once I wake up in the middle of the night and notice some very quiet, but distinct low humming noise. I explored the room and realized it were loudspeakers. Oh, - I thought...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; minimal; ambient; ultra-minimalism; microwave; noise; field recordings; les; weird; silence; quiet
Downloads: 1,509 (1 review)
|Denis Zabavsky - Folk-Avantgarde SuperDrive [top04] - top-40.org|
We first met Denis Zabavsky at Glinka Museum of Musical Culture. The evening was dedicated to a balalaika's music, and among the performers were Denis together with his adorable wife Elena (playing on domra). We were really stunned by his style - emotional and soulful improvisations on balalaika shows us the new capabilities of this amazing instrument. It was a pure demonstration of virtuosity, but the music was wonderful by itself! Denis Zabavsky is a professionally trained musician, he success...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; denis zabavsky; abstract; folk; avantgarde; superdrive; balalaika; domra; jaw harp; virtuoso
Downloads: 3,577 (1 review)
|Superstropharia live in Moscow [top28] - top-40.org|
This recording is a part of Superstropharia's LIVE project. Stropharia (Dmitry Polikarpov & Aleksey Petin) with Aleksey Rafiev (vocal, declamation) and Motor (laptop, electronics) live in Moscow, Russia. Experimental rhythm'n'noise free improvisation.
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; superstropharia; stropharia; motor; aleksey petin; rhythmic noise; techno; experimental; gabber; acid
|Aleksey Petin - Ozimie [top26] - top-40.org|
A solo debut of Aleksey Petin - one of the veterans of a russian underground electronics scene and a member of an experimental rhythm'n'noise project Superstropharia. This is the sound of true russian electronics, powerful and brutal. The obscure field recordings are combined with cyberprimitive thundering rhythms, powerful noisy bass is dissolving spooky ambient and TV-transmissions, interrupted by groovy techno-beat...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; aleksey petin; raidho; stropharia; tribal; noise-techno; industrial; power electronics; field recordings; hardcore; experimental
|Les vs. Michael Hartman - Les3 [top25] - top-40.org|
An oversea mail-art collaboration between LE.S (Moscow, Russia) and Michael Hartman (Chicago, USA). Drone ambient.
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; tv pow; michael hartman; les; minimal; ambient; microwave; drone ambient
|Sascha Müller - System 100 [top13] - top-40.org|
Sascha Müller from Germany is working as a DJ and a producer since 1990, and he is mostly known for his dance-oriented music: house and techno. Though, being extremely productive, he is one of those guys who never limits himself to a one particular genre - so, he tried almost everything in a wide range from oldschool acid to lo-fi Commodore 64 and Gameboy music, including even releases on floppy 3.5" discs! System 100 is a first attempt for Sascha to explore musical areas of silence...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; minimal; ambient; ultra-minimalism; microwave; noise; field recordings; sascha muller
|Las Kalugas - Techno No [top10] - top-40.org|
Las Kalugas is a free improvise quartet, established in Russia in 2002 by Swiss duo Les Halmas (Ilja Komarov and his wife Trixa Arnold) and Russian band Henky Hammok (Vlad Dobrovolsky and George Bogdasarov, also the members of PIAM). Techno No is the only album, ever recorded by this project. Childish, melodic loop-ballades, atmospheric guitar, freakish space-synthesizers, meditative avantgarde movements, chaotic cut-ups, blasts of digital noises, weird string passages...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; las kalugas; abstract; avantgarde; ambient; minimal; glitch; melodic; guitar; synthesizer; analogue
|F.S.B. - We spy on you [top23] - top-40.org|
This is a radical experiment with silence, paranoid micronoises, inspired by the art of espionage. By chance we were able to capture this secret transmission to reveal the truth – someone's always secretly watching you. The musical idea of this work is concentrated in the absolutely imperceptible nuances: sounds brought to you by your imagination are even more important, that the ones actually recorded...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; minimal; ambient; ultra-minimalism; microwave; noise
|A7 - Night Theme [top03a] - top-40.org|
Though Andrey Malshchukoff from small Russian city Kirov is still a teenager, he already spent a few years on making the minimal techno music, and he definitely didn't waste this time. Andrey provided us with this chubby dancehall tracks, and now we're happy to present you his debut single Night Theme. Groovy, minimalistic, chunky - a bit paranoid, but very enjoyable! This cranked kit is a great present for all techno-dance maniacs, DJ's and other dance-influenced music listeners.
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; a7; night theme; techno; minimal; minimal techno; dancehall; dj; mix
|Cisfinitum - 0 vs 0 [top37] - top-40.org|
The first album, ever recorded by Cisfinitum, circa 1998 – a unique archival work from internationally renowned underground dark ambient composer from Russia. The collection of very dark ambient tunes with a distinct industrial aftertaste – lunatic, lo-fi, pure analogue sound.
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; cisfinitum; minimal; ambient; dark ambient; drone; noise ambient
|TV Pow - Busking for gas money [top29] - top-40.org|
Todd Carter :: acoustic and electronic instruments Brent Gutzeit :: acoustic and electronic instruments Michael Hartman :: acoustic and electronic instruments Boris Hauf :: acoustic and electronic instruments TV Pow is a trio of composers and free improvisers first organized in Tokyo in 1995 by Michael Hartman and Brent Gutzeit, and later joined by Todd Carter in the move to Chicago in 1996. They employ samplers, percussion, invented instruments, synthesizers, turntables, tape manipulation, comp...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; tv pow; minimal; ambient; glitch; field recordings; drone; michael hartman
|Svart1 - DaVisibiliaAdInvisibilia [top08] - top-40.org|
Svart1 is a project of Raimondo Gaviano from Cagliari, Sardinia. Since his debut appearance at top-40.org, the album DaVisibiliaAdInvisibilia was re-released twice - at Bump Foot (Japan) and Ear-XP Records (Netherlands). Very impulsive mixture of rich and sometimes dense abstract analogue & digital noises, melodies and post-idm beats. Often unexpected soundscapes, warm and cozy atmospheres, surrealistic feelings.
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; svart1; raimondo gaviano; abstract; ambient; minimal; soundscapes
|Final compilation [top00] - top-40.org|
We were waiting for this moment for a long time and now we're about to close a significant chapter of our life. The following brief story is somehow quite personal, but it's important to share it with you, because your contribution to the success of Top-40 by no means is less than ours! You downloaded our releases, you enjoyed our music, you supported us, you hailed us, you criticized us, you visited our concerts...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; final; compilation; various; sampler; techno; big beat; glitch; electronic; electronica; fusion; experimental; noise; house; mellow; minimal; breakdance; jazz; funk; hip-hop; rock; pop; adult oriented rock; country; folk; indie; abstract; ambient; microwave
|Fitz Ellarald plays Erik Satie [top18] - top-40.org|
Erik Satie (1866-1925) was a legendary French composer known as one of the earliest forefather of ambient and minimalistic music. His compositions are very popular among the modern classical lovers and they've always been a great source of inspiration for numerous electronic musicians, who made covers and re-interpretations of Satie's tracks. This time, Fitz Ellarald presents his unique and original vision of classical groundbreaking hits of Erik Satie...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; fitz ellarald; ambient; glitch; melodic; glitch-pop; abstract; modern classical; guitar; soft music
|Motor - Horse mixes [top38] - top-40.org|
horse traX CD was one of the first releases to feature a brand new side of Motor, previously mostly known for his techno outbursts – experimental, abstract, subtle and minimalistic. This gem is a collection of remixes for this project: deep techno-dub mixed with field recordings and microwave ambient. Prepare for a midnight sleep-alike journey through a dark realm of lonely nights, mystical shadows, cloudy and hypnotizing sounds...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; motor; ambient; field recordings; minimal; techno; lo-fi; noise-techno; dub; bass-line; weird; drone; deep techno; minimal techno
Downloads: 4,812 (1 review)
|Summer Time [top12] - top-40.org|
Summer Time is a project of an acclaimed Russian jazz pianist and composer Natalia Skvortsova. With this album, Natalia and her band attempted to create a music, inspired by very specific images and appearances, described in the track titles: a rose, a train, a sleeping boy, etc. Obviously, the musical form of their choice is jazz. So the resulting album is a very nice piece of melodic, soft and groovy contemporary jazz – a perfect soundtrack for your summer laid-back listening session...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; jazz; contemporary jazz; summer time; summer; groove; soul; relax
Downloads: 22,085 (2 reviews)
|Inna & Vadim - Silver dreams [top35] - top-40.org|
Silver dreams is a collaboration between Inna Breeze (classically trained pianist, composer, electronic musician & theremin performer, the founder of composers.ru) and Vadim Ugryumov (Motor). Original piano etudes were composed by Inna, and later remixed and re-worked by Vadim, resulting in this collection of beautiful, melodic glitch-ambient tunes, filled with melancholic crunches and splendid clicks'n'cuts: based on duality of acoustical and electronic, analogue and digital, harmony and distor...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; inna breeze; motor; minimal; ambient; modern classical; piano; glitch; melodic; soft
|Les - Microfilm [top34] - top-40.org|
The collection of pure field recordings, made at Jewish Community Center in Moscow. Buzzing and droning of countless air-conditioners and ventilators, low humming of deserted side stairs and empty halls, a stupid discussion about the legendary porn-director Tinto Brass, accidentally caught on tape, distant TV-show, lonesome piano, playing somewhere… Feeling of autumn. Hypnotizing indeed! ---- BiP_HOp records
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; les; field recordings; minimal; microwave
|Dave Zeal - Pieces of the Broken Road [top15] - top-40.org|
Dave Zeal is our second scout from Italian net-label Sine3pm (after Daniel Maze). He is making music for as long as he can even remember: playing piano in the childhood, appearing in some teenage bands, and finally he found himself in computer music. Working with numerous granular loops with automated controllers for filters, effects and pitches, Dave is creating very solid, stylish and beautiful ambient techno...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; dave zeal; ambient; glitch; melodic; glitch-pop; minimal; ambient techno
Downloads: 6,955 (1 review)
|George Crumb - A Little Suite For Christmas (performed by Pavel Dombrovsky) [top17] - top-40.org|
George Crumb, a renowned modern American composer, started to write music after Second World War, and he is still working nowadays. He wrote A Little Suite for Christmas for piano in 1980. The main idea of this composition is a dialogue between sound and silence, which is the fully legitimate "member" of Crumb's music. The long pauses between intensive blasts of sound prepare the listener very well to conceive even the subtlest musical passages, and the whole impression is really stunning...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; george crumb; pavel dombrovsky; avantgarde; minimal; minimalism; modern classical; piano; christmas
Downloads: 8,269 (1 review)
|Metro_NM - OZM LOW [top31] - top-40.org|
OZM LOW is the first long-playing album by Russian underground electronic musician Metro_NM. The music ranges from dark ambient to microwave-drone and slow atonal piano-pieces. It is beautiful and distorted, calm and frightening at the same time. Music from the strange, isolated place, from the outer space and from the cells of your own body... You may browse and download a gallery of photos for this album here
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; metro_nm; drone ambient; dark ambient; ambient; experimental; minimal; glitch
|G-LOVE - Teddy Bear [top03b] - top-40.org|
The god damn' rave music is dead? Bullshit! Now you have a definite proof. From the heart of Love parade dance movement, the mysterious guru of techno/house dancefloor madness arrives, and he brings this solid smash-hit booster for your dance-x-tatic hardcore hysteria! We don't know much about George, except that he lives in the suburbs of Dresden and he rarely walks out of his recording studio: thanks to the global networking, he is now able to order some pizza or release a brilliant mini-album...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; g-love; teddy bear; techno; house; techno-house; tech-house; dancehall; hit; megahit; megamix; cher; love parade; dj; mix; dj-house; international house
|Beautumn - Blanket [top33] - top-40.org|
Beautumn is a beautiful and autumnal ambient project from Russia, who is currently in a roster of US-based experimental label Infraction Records. Blanket is an hour-long piece of exceptionally relaxed and placatory music, it's a warm blanket for cold and lonely nights, beautiful music to decorate your winter morning, your forest walk, your sleepy late hours – any moments of your life. The piece was re-released as a limited edition CD-R with first 200 copies of Northing album (Infraction, INFX ...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; beautumn; blanket; ambient
Downloads: 1,284 (2 reviews)
|Motor - Shor [top24] - top-40.org|
Shor, the fifth album by Motor, is a successor of both Freeze and horse traX. It leads you to the realm of beautiful and experimental music: field recordings, abandoned radio transmissions, melodic cut-up's, sentimental glitch-ambient, subtle digital distortions, minimalistic clicking beats. All tracks written and produced by Motor. Mama is created with Nastia (glockenspiel solo, voice). Motormix 4 TVPow (RW) is collaborated with TV Pow...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; motor; ambient; abstract
|Motor - Mammoth part2 [top14] - top-40.org|
Hard jumpin' techno, groovy hard-house, electro, kicking bass music for your summer dancefloor. But don't worry, it's not so jumpy all the time - there's some space for a subtle and intricate minimalistic clicking passages too. Mammoth (Part 2) is a sequel of Mammoth album, released at FRAGMENT net-label), containing B-sides, out-takes and remixes.
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; motor; techno; electro; minimal; dancehall; mammoth
Downloads: 25,785 (1 review)
|Steve Reich - Piano Phase (performed by Peter Aidu) [top09] - top-40.org|
In 1967, Steve Reich composed Piano Phase - a piece of music for two pianos. It was his first attempt at applying the phasing technique to live performance. Two pianists are playing a rapid twelve-note melodic figure over and over again in unison. As one player precisely keeps the tempo, the other speeds up very slightly until the two parts line up again, but one sixteenth note apart. The second player then resumes the previous tempo...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; steve reich; peter aidu; avantgarde; minimal; minimalism; modern classical; piano; phasing; phasing technique; piano phase
Downloads: 20,441 (6 reviews)
|CD-R + Motor - Zima [top20] - top-40.org|
Nikita Golyshev is young though active and open-minded musician and participant of Moscow experimental underground scene. He is well-known as a founder of musique concrete/experimental (originally, noise/power electronics) project CD-R (now defunct) and owner of Musica Excentrica net-label (also defunct). Nikita Golyshev remixed and re-transformed original material, composed by Motor. The result is a combination of academic minimalism and rhythm-slavery music, microwave, drones, glitches, clicks...
Keywords: top40; top-40.org; top 40; motor; cd-r; ambient; minimal; lo-fi; glitch; clicks'n'cuts